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Trump's Trade War Could Make the Trump Recession a Reality

John Cassidy The New Yorker
The longer Donald Trump persists in his trade war, the greater the chances are of an outright slump developing. That is what the financial markets are telling us, also the implicit message from the Federal Reserve.

China’s Tobacco Industry is Taking Lives and Building Schools

Jennifer Fang The Conversation
A young smoker in China.  The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is the largest tobacco company in the world, a powerful state-owned enterprise with a monopoly on supplying tobacco to China’s more than 316 million smokers. And now it is also in the education business.

What Do the Hong Kong Protesters Want?

Alison Rourke The Guardian
Protesters in Hong Kong international airport The territory has been rocked by protests ending in violent clashes with police. Demonstrators have five key demands

Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match in China

Ellen Brown Truthdig
They should let a lot of their companies go bankrupt so that Americans can buy them. They should have the same kind of free market that has wrecked the US economy.

Tidbits - Aug. 8, 2019 - Reader Comments: Racist-White Terrorist Assault; Impeachment Update; Democrats Moving Left; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Hong Kong; China: Africa; Trade Unionists Support Green New Deal; Announcements;

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Global Left Midweek - July 31, 2019

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Labour and Brexit, Puerto Rico en la lucha, Hong Kong's ongoing fight against extradition, Fighting repression in Colombia, Opposing communal and caste violence in India, Ágnes Heller remembered, 98 years of the SACP, Plea for Iranian unionists

Weaponizing Water in South Asia: World Needs a Water Treaty

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir have transformed water into a national security issue for both India and Pakistan.
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